According to reporter Brendan Kiley of the Seattle Times, the first ever human composting funeral home is open for business.
CEO Katrina Spade of Recompose had a health scare and started researching burial options while she was in graduation school.
She felt that traditional embalming options were too "toxic" and that cremation released "too many emissions."
Spade dedicated her graduate thesis to how composting might facilitate human decomposition into soil. Ten years later, Recompose (recompose.life) was launched.
Recompose facility in Washington state. Photo Credit: Ken Lambert, Seattle Times 2021.